Saturday, February 13, 2016

Another beautiful Sablaise's chart finished. This one is called St Valentin. I added some spider stitch and bullion stitch as well as some old lace instead of stitched flowers. I am not too sure about the color green of the bow on top.
Now brain storming for how to finish it!



Friday, February 12, 2016

2 projects for Valentine's done. 
This one is for my daughter just because I love her. 
The free chart is here.


Thursday, February 04, 2016

Because it looks like that outside...
I started several projects.

First with few friends from Le fil en scene, we are doing a SAL mitaines (hands warmer). I picked my yarn but I don't have the right size circular needles....nothing done yet.

Then I started knitting socks on a sock loom. It is quite fun and it goes quite fast. I hard a little hard time to decide on the right size (number of pegs) so we will see if it will fit my daughters feet :)

 Finally a couple of stitching projects. First, another lovely SAL by Sablaise this time for Valentine's day. If you would like to join it is not too late visit Sablaise's site. My choice of threads is DMC linen, green silk and regular cotton threads all on a gingham fabric I bought one day at of quilting/cross stitch show.I couldn't resist to add sone special stitched: spider stitch and bullion stitch.

 Finally a last little thing I have started is a little surprise for my daughter. She loves cat, we do have one at home and this chart is for Valentine's day and about cat of course. Free chart is here...

 The same daughter that loves cat swims in her high school team...tonight the girls have a team party before a big meet tomorrow....I was in charge of one desert....she will be bringing a Smore's brownies. Thanks Pinterest for the recipe. It does look great, will see what the girls think.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

 My Janice is stitching and the finishing is done. Finishing is always a challenge as I try to never do the same thing. I have seen these wood supports at my craft shop for a while wondering what I could do with them. I like every single designs but never bought any...(yes I try to be a good girl...haha). Well Janice was the perfect fitting for this wood frame. well this is not really a frame, there is no hole under the stitching. I mounted my stitching on a piece of cardboard and batting then glued everything on the wood. As the size was a little bit off I played with some ribbon. It actually gives some contrast 
The SAL is here SAL Janice / Sablaise

Sablaise never stops....and has started a Valentine's Day SAL that I, of course started!!!That's all I will share for this time  :)

Saturday, January 23, 2016 Solobrode's Tour Eiffel is framed. My kitty would let me work thus. She is very affectionate and always has to be where I am in case she could lie on my lap.
No surprises here, I used a painter canvas again. Although I saw over supports I could have loved to use, I decided to match the finishing to the other solobrode's stitching I did (the blue one). The Eiffel tower stitching is slightly smaller then the blue one and it looked small on this square frame....problem fixed with a velvet ribbon matching the Eiffel tower's color. 
Below is the Eiffel Tower I stitched a while back.... this one if from Jardin Prive. For this one, I simply framed it and played with different kind and colored ribbons, pins and a small wooden scissors as the finishing touch. 


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A new little SAL just started Sablaise... 
Few months ago I stitched one named Rosalie. This time this SAL is named Janice. 
This is only the second part which I didn't completed completely as I am not sure which color to use for the hearts that are placed under the bow. 
I used a hand dyed thread Weeks Dye Works, "Stone" and a plain matching DMC dark purple. 
If you want to stitch it it is not too is here Sablaise


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

 Because I love Washington DC, some pictures of my last trip there 2 days ago. Since I had some free time I decided to see few things I have never seen before beside the traditional sightseeing. 
First the Postal museum. Beautiful place completely restored and very interesting. Lunch in Union Station. Traditional Picture of the Jefferson Memorial with the Washington Memorial in back taken on my way to the Pentagon memorial, to honor the victims of the Pentagon and the American Airlines flight on 0/11. Very emotional.

 Postal Museum and   Union Station

Jefferson and Washington Memorial
 Pentagon Memorial

When I got back I had time to finish my Eiffel Tower I showed you few days ago...may be it was last week! Well it is done. I will have to find a nice might end up like the blue one, on a painter canvas..  Free chart offered by Solobrode